Get a glimpse of the northern lights this winter or kick-off spring in Europe with the latest Icelandair sale. Flights to Iceland start from $329 roundtrip and you can reach onward destinations in Europe from $351+ roundtrip.

And if you're looking for more bang for your buck. Take advantage of a free stopover in Iceland along the way and turn your trip into a 2-for-1 adventure!

Travel Availability

  • Travel Period: February 1 - June 12, 2020.
  • Travel Days of the Week: Varies by route, mostly midweek travel.
  • Blackout Dates: April 5-16.
  • Minimum Stay: Saturday night stay required.

Seasonal service from Anchorage, Philadelphia, and Portland begins in May. The lowest fares may not be available in all months and will be at least slightly higher for travel in May and June. Some routes may have very limited travel dates available at the lowest fares.

Sale Period

Tickets at the listed sale prices must be purchased by midnight on January 21, 2020.

Sample Fares

Washington D.C. to Reykjavik $329 roundtrip, nonstop

Minneapolis to Reykjavik $338 roundtrip, nonstop

Philadelphia to Reykjavik $347 roundtrip, nonstop

New York to Reykjavik $349 roundtrip, nonstop

Newark to Reykjavik $349 roundtrip, nonstop

Boston to Paris $351 roundtrip

Boston to Helsinki $354 roundtrip

Boston to Reykjavik $360 roundtrip, nonstop

Chicago to Reykjavik $360 roundtrip, nonstop

New York to Copenhagen $361 roundtrip

Boston to Zurich $373 roundtrip

Seattle to London $376 roundtrip

Denver to Dublin $384 roundtrip

Denver to Paris $386 roundtrip

Denver to London $387 roundtrip

Seattle to Helsinki $388 roundtrip

Chicago to Oslo $388 roundtrip

Denver to Helsinki $389 roundtrip

Boston to Brussels $391 roundtrip

Portland to Reykjavik $396 roundtrip, nonstop

Minneapolis to Dublin $396 roundtrip

Washington D.C. to Hamburg $396 roundtrip

Boston to Berlin $397 roundtrip

Denver to Reykjavik $399 roundtrip, nonstop

Washington D.C. to Dublin $399 roundtrip

Chicago to Berlin $417 roundtrip

Seattle to Berlin $419 roundtrip

Seattle to Reykjavik $429 roundtrip, nonstop

Newark to Glasgow $454 roundtrip

Denver to Munich $466 roundtrip

New York to Hamburg $466 roundtrip

Orlando to Reykjavik $469 roundtrip, nonstop

Portland to London $482 roundtrip

Anchorage to Reykjavik $553 roundtrip, nonstop


Icelandair's Economy Light fares only include a standard-sized carry-on bag plus one personal item. Checked bag fees are $55-$76 each-way when purchased online. If you need to check bags, it's cheaper to buy an Economy Standard fare (+$90-$120 USD roundtrip), which includes one free checked bag.

Seat Assignments

You may choose your own assignments from standard economy class seats that are still available at no extra charge.

Free Stopover in Iceland

You can book a free stopover in Iceland for up to 3 days on the Economy Light fare. Extra taxes and separate bag fees may apply. If you want to stay longer in Iceland, the Economy Standard fare allows stopovers up to 7 days.

Related: 9 Easiest Airlines for Booking Free Stopovers

Alternate Fares

The upgrade to an Economy Standard fare costs an extra $90 for trips to Iceland and $120 for flights to other destinations in Europe. This includes one free checked bag, allows stopovers up to 7 days, and allows ticket changes for a fee. As of December 2019, Economy Light tickets do not allow ticket changes.

Occasionally, you can find a cheaper rate on a third party site, when two separate tickets are booked together or if a forced overnight in Iceland is required.

Other airlines such as SAS, Norwegian, and TAP Air Portugal may offer better prices in some markets, with possible nonstop options on other major carriers. Choose the airline according to your needs. Icelandair may have better routing and allows for free stopovers in Iceland if that is something that interests you.

Example Booking

As an example, I found seats departing Denver DEN on Monday, February 24, returning from Dublin DUB on Friday, March 6, with a 2-night stopover in Reykjavik KEF, arriving back in Denver on Sunday, March 8, for $398 total for the entire trip.


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